Last night's World Series game number four took only three hours and seven minutes. The score was 4-0 and the game was fairly quick by 2011 standards.
This afternoon MLB network replayed that game in TWO hours, including commercials. MLB merely removed much, but not all, of the dead time between batters.
During the season when I record a game and watch it the next day I fast forward between pitches, which reduces viewing time to under one hour thirty minutes.
So why doesn't MLB speed up the real game by removing all that dead time, which cannot even be used to show commercials? This is a rhetorical question.
Is MLB dumb? Lazy? Unimaginative? Inconsiderate? Unappreciative?
Why would a billion dollar business be so careless with its showpiece event?